Casio G'zOne Commando

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Casio G'zOne Commando
Manufacturer NEC Casio Mobile CommunicationsCasio
Series G'zOne
First released 28 April 2011; 3 years ago (2011-04-28)
Availability by country United States April 28, 2011 (2011-04-28) (Verizon)
Successor G'zOne COMMANDO 4G LTE
Related G'zOne Brigade, G'zOne Ravine
Type Smartphone
Form factor Bar
Dimensions 5.08 in (129 mm) H
2.58 in (66 mm) W
0.60 in (15 mm) D
Weight 5.45 oz (155 g)
Operating system Android 2.2 Froyo (upgrade to 2.3.3 Required)
CPU 800MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2
Memory 512 MB RAM
Removable storage 8 GB microSD card included; support for 32 GB
Battery 1460 mAh Li–ion, use: up to 450 min., standby: up to 270 hrs
Data inputs Virtual QWERTY keyboard, microphone
Display 3.6 in (91 mm) touchscreen, 480x800 WVGA LCD
Rear camera 5 MP, autofocus, LED flash, dedicated key
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, mobile hotspot capable, Bluetooth v2.1 +EDR
Other Headset: 3.5 mm audio jack
Hearing aid compatibility M4/T4 [1]

The Casio G'zOne Commando is a smartphone which is ruggedized and runs the Android operating system.[2] It is made by NEC Casio Mobile Communications, a joint venture of three Japanese electronics makers: NEC, Casio and Hitachi. It was first released by Verizon in the United States on 28 April 2011.[3][4]

Its main selling feature is that it is ruggedized to military standard MIL-STD-810G.[5] As of May 2011, it is the first retail-available smartphone so certified. Thus, it is stronger and more durable than normal consumer electronics, similar in concept to the Motorola DEFY, but certified tougher. The phone should be able to handle drops, spills and dirt that accompany physically demanding activities such as those in harsh work environments or outdoors. At one publication, technicians tested this phone and more recently, the updated model, G'zOne Commando 4G LTE. They found both models "rugged"; and describe no ill effects after randomly dropping G'zOne Commando 4G LTE, and submerging it under water for half an hour.[6]

The phone was released with the Android 2.2.1 Froyo operating system, but an upgrade to Android 2.3.3 is now mandatory.[citation needed]

Some reviewers have criticized the phone's styling and aesthetics as unattractive.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Casio G'zOne Commando". 13 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Casio G'zOne Commando". Verizon Wireless. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Jerry Hildenbrand (20 April 2011). "Casio Commando to launch April 28 on Verizon". Android Central. Smartphone Experts. 
  4. ^ John V. (26 April 2011). "Rugged style Casio G’zOne Commando is coming to Verizon starting on April 28 for $200". phoneArena.com. 
  5. ^ "Brain Powered Gear: GzOne Commando". Casio Computer Co. Casio America, Inc. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE". 
  7. ^ Stimac, Blake (31 March 2011). "Verizon’s Casio Commando belongs in the bottom of the ocean". IntoMobile. 

External links[edit]

Official website